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Problem with automatic drink cups?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jungleexplorer, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Jungleexplorer

    Jungleexplorer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some automatic drink cups from Cutler Supply (4085 Drink Cups). They recommended the 4011/4090 New Style Pressure Reducing Valve to be used with the drink cups, so I bought that too. I got the whole system hooked up a few days ago and have nothing but trouble with it. The drink cups work fine at extremely low water pressure (like 5 PSI) but become inoperative when the pressure is any higher then that. I thought that is what the pressure reducing valve was for, but it does not control the line pressure very well. I have cranked the regulator valve down to minimum and the line pressure still slowly increases until it is static with the water system (40 psi). Honestly I don't think this 4011/4090 valve is a pressure regulator at all. I think it is a flow restrictor. Either that or the one I got is defective. Has anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Pressure Reducing Valve - 4011/4090
    Easier to adjust, new features. Valve is complete with female garden hose connection on inlet side and replaceable 1/4" and 5/16" hose bard connection on outlet side. Pressure regulator is set at approximately 8 PSI from off position to black mark. If changes are necessary, pull cap up and turn it counter clock-wise to increase or clock-wise to decrease."



    From their description I'm led to believe that the "Pressure Reducing Valve" will take your line pressure (40 PSI) and reduce it to 8 PSI.

    From your post I gather everything works fine at 5 PSI but when you try to increase pressure to line pressure (40 PSI) you have problems.

    Leave it set at 5 PSI.
     
  3. Jungleexplorer

    Jungleexplorer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have reduced the valve to the lowest possible pressure setting and the pressure down line from valve still reaches 40 psi after a while.
     

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